Conventional Septic Systems


We Specialize in Lateral Line Installation

Also known as lateral lines and leech lines, a conventional septic system is often less expensive and more efficient than an aerobic system but only with absorbent soil, which will be determined by an Oklahoma DEQ perc test. If you need help finding a certified soil tester in your area, contact us, we can recommend one for you.

NOTE: Septic installers are NOT soil testers. 80% of the conventional systems we install have been told by another company that their properties wouldn’t perc and an aerobic system was their only option. 

This type of system should be installed in a large open area with no trees, gentle slopes, good drainage and no vehicle traffic.

In most cases, we can install a conventional system in one day. Depending on the DEQ requirements of your system, it could take two days to complete.

While it will be next to impossible to make your yard look like we haven’t been there at all, we spend extra time after the installation dressing up your yard as best as we can. There is no extra charge for this type of dirt work.

Visit our gallery to see some of our work.

Conventional Septic System Components


Conventional Septic System Pricing

Pricing for Conventional Septic System installations is 100% dependent on a soil test. We get asked weekly for a ballpark price and there’s just no good ballpark number for this type of system. But most of the time, it costs considerably less than an aerobic system.

If a soil tester determines you need a high footage of lateral lines, the system will cost more at the time of installation, but still less than an aerobic in the long run.

Installations over 50 miles away could incur a travel charge, which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

No down payment is required to get on our schedule. Payment is due in full at the time of installation. We never charge extra for a DEQ septic permit or dirt work around the installation area.


Conventional Septic System Maintenance

This system is low maintenance and that’s why we love them.

You will need to pump the septic tank every 3-5 years, depending on how many people live with you. We highly recommend Irwin Septic for this service.

Sometimes an aerobic system is your only option, but if DEQ will allow for a conventional system, we highly recommend it.


Septic System Failure

If you are experiencing septic tank drain field problems, septic tank collapse or septic water coming out of the ground, these are all signs of a failing leach field. A properly installed conventional septic system will typically last anywhere from 20-40 years as long as you follow the basic rules of septic systems.

Read: The Do’s & Don’ts of Septic Systems


Customer Reviews

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Sprague’s has done several jobs for us – septic w/lateral lines, driveway w/tinhorn, storm shelter & delivered several loads of gravel and topsoil. They are great people. Very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Lori C.
Bridge Creek, OK

I can’t say enough great things about Sprague’s Backhoe and Jack and Stacey! They made the installation of my aerobic septic system so smooth and stress free! They not only took care of correlating all the other needed services, but kept me informed through the entire process!
Hopefully, I’ll be purchasing a storm shelter in the future and I will be contacting them again! Thank you, Jack and Stacey!

Shirley S.
Chickasha, OK

There are not enough stars to properly rate this company. They have been the best since day one. They made my son and his wife’s first home set up a breeze! He has gone out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. He is, should I say, a Jack of all trades?!?…literally since his name is Jack and there is nothing he can’t do. He has went above and beyond in all aspects. If you need a septic, storm shelter, driveway work or any backhoe services, then I strongly recommend you to call Sprague’s Backhoe! Thank you Jack for everything sir!

Aaron D.
Tuttle, OK


Conventional Septic System Installation Areas:

If you don't see your city listed below, please contact us to see how we can help!

Alex
Amber
Anadarko
Arcadia
Bethany
Binger
Blanchard
Bridge Creek
Calumet

Cashion
Chickasha
Choctaw
Cogar
Cole
Del City
Dibble
Edmond
El Reno

Fort Cobb
Goldsby
Gracemont
Guthrie
Harrah
Jones
Lexington
Lindsay
Midwest City

Minco
Moore
Mustang
Newcastle
Nichols Hills
Nicoma Park
Ninnekah
Noble
Norge

Norman
Okarche
OKC
Piedmont
Pocasset
Purcell
Rush Springs
Spencer
Tabler

The Village
Tuttle
Union City
Verden
Warr Acres
Washington
Yukon

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